Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) slammed the FBI Monday after Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted an FBI agent warned him the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation.
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“It is so troubling to me that we find out now that the FBI went to Facebook,” Blackburn said on the “Todd Starnes Show.”
“So did they go to the other social media platforms? Did they go to newspapers? Did they go to publications? How did they try to nuance this?” she asked.
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The Tennessee senator, fresh from her trip to Taiwan to send a message to China, said many in the FBI have chosen to “politicize” their work and roles within the DOJ.
“For Mark Zuckerberg to just say to Joe Rogan, ‘Oh, yeah. The FBI contacted us, couched it as Russian disinformation, said be careful, da, da, da.’ How did that effect people?…If Google chooses how they prioritize information is their search mechanism, then, of course, that is going to have an impact on the American people…ultimately, how they vote,” Blackburn said.
Host Todd Starnes said he doesn’t trust the FBI after it meddled in multiple elections.
“There’s a good argument to be made that this raid on Mar-a-Lago was a setup to interfere in the 2024 election,” Starnes said.
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“Or the 2022 elections,” Blackburn responded. “I think it’s so important that we look at what transpired with Mar-a-Lago and we find out why the FBI decided to take this unprecedented action.”
“When you look at Hillary with her 30,000 emails, all the classified correspondence that was on her server, on devices and laptops of those that were a part of her team, and you look at that and nothing was done. And then they’re in a tiff, it appears, with former President Trump over handling of documents,” she said. “People are looking at this and saying there’s two tiers of justice. If they can do this to Donald Trump, they can do this for me.”
Starnes said the “weaponization of the federal government” began under the Obama administration.
“They do act as if this is the third term of Obama,” Blackburn concluded.
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